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What a Win – Kilpatrick Townsend’s T-Visa Case

The Kilpatrick Townsend team that represented Ji-min was comprised of Attorneys Jamie Graham, Kathryn Isted, and Amy McCullough. The three worked tirelessly to apply for a T-visa for Ji-min, a form of relief for immigrant victims of human trafficking that provides work authorization, authorized stay in the United States for 4 years, and the eligibility to obtain a Green Card. In May, the attorneys were delighted to hear that her Ji-min's application was approved by USCIS.

Thailand’s First Anti-Human Trafficking Day

Two weeks ago on June 5, 2015, Thailand held its first Anti-Human Trafficking Day ceremony. The ceremony featured a discussion concerning the country’s problem with human trafficking and presented awards to journalists, police officers, and government officials who have assisted in exposing cases of human trafficking in the country. Thailand's [...]

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Senior Counsel William E. Hoffmann, Jr. Represents Asylum Case at the U.S. Supreme Court

[Originally published on Law360, May 4th 2015.] Man Kidnapped By Al-Shabab Takes Asylum Bid To High Court By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (May 04, 2015, 1:33 PM ET) -- A Somali man who was kidnapped by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his [...]

President Obama Announces Executive Action to Stay Deportation of Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Please Contact: Monica Khant, mkhant@georgiaasylum.org Alpa Amin, aamin@georgiaasylum.org PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTION TO STAY DEPORTATION OF MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS For Immediate Release November 21, 2014 ATLANTA - Last night, President Obama announced his intent to take executive action to temporarily reform immigration guidelines and to stay the deportation [...]

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NYC Might Stop Honoring Immigrant Detainment Orders

If a City Council proposal passes this week, New York City might be able to start ignoring detention requests issued by immigration authorities without a warrant from a federal judge. Police may honor a "hold" or "detainer" of an immigrant only if the subject has been convicted of a “violent or [...]

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Trafficking Victims Not Likely to Get Restitution

Sex trafficking victims are the least likely to receive any compensation in courts. A three year study shows that courts ordered compensation in only 36% of trafficking cases. Labor trafficking has seen more success in this than sex trafficking cases, with the request for restitution at 94% and an 87% order [...]

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How to Spot a Trafficking Victim at an Airport

It is well known that human trafficking exists in the U.S., in our cities and neighborhoods, but what are the signs to spot a trafficking victim? How to know whether a situation is more than just suspicious in today's society? What happens if it turns out it is trafficking? What [...]

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Amelia Todd – Battling Trafficking in the Philippines

Amelia Todd, GAIN’s social media intern and a second-year law student at Emory Law, spent the summer in the Philippines working to stop child sex trafficking. Read about her experience here. I spent my first summer in law school working in the Philippines with the global anti-trafficking nonprofit International Justice [...]

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China CrackDown on Trafficking in Foreign Brides

Chinese police plan to more strictly enforce anti-trafficking efforts through the shutting down of websites that promote group tours for foreign men to meet Southeast Asian women and take them back to their countries as "foreign brides." Most of these websites start with kidnappings and end with the women being sold to [...]

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Q & A About Asylum

The Portland Press Herald just released some frequently asked questions [and their corresponding answers] about asylum and addresses topics such as who is eligible for asylum, the difference between asylum seekers and refugees, and what the asylum process looks like. Click here to see the Q&A.

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